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Carol Van Andel

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:17
Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West MichiganCarol Van Andel is the 2014 Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West Michigan Trillium Award honoree. The Women of Achievement & Courage awards were established in 1990 to honor and recognize women whose accomplishments inspire others to achieve their life goals and undertake challenges making a positive difference for individuals, communities, and Michigan. The Trillium Award recognizes a Michigan woman for lifetime achievement of inspiration and leadership. Read more...

Teresa Hendricks-Pitsch

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:10
Teresa Hendricks-Pitsch is the 2014 Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West Michigan honoree in the Advocacy category. The awards were established in 1990 to honor and recognize women whose accomplishments inspire others to achieve their life goals and undertake challenges making a positive difference for individuals, communities, and Michigan. Read more...

Micki Benz

Monday, 31 March 2014 09:26
Micki Benz is the 2014 Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West Michigan honoree in the Community category. The awards were established in 1990 to honor and recognize women whose accomplishments inspire others to achieve their life goals and undertake challenges making a positive difference for individuals, communities, and Michigan. Read more...

Tammy Born Huizenga, DO

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:05
Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West Michigan Tammy Born Huizenga, DO, is the 2014 Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West Michigan honoree in the Medical and Professional category. The awards were established in 1990 to honor and recognize women whose accomplishments inspire others to achieve their life goals and undertake challenges making a positive difference for individuals, communities, and Michigan. Read more...

Marsha D. Rappley, MD

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:14
Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West Michigan Marsha D. Rappley, MD, is the 2014 Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West Michigan honoree in the Education and Research category. The awards were established in 1990 to honor and recognize women whose accomplishments inspire others to achieve their life goals and undertake challenges making a positive difference for individuals, communities, and Michigan. Read more...

Stumble and fall. Get back up.

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 08:01
February 7, 2014, is National Wear Red Day, created to raise awareness of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women. Many women don’t know their risks for or facts on heart disease, or that stroke is a cardiovascular condition. Madelyn Mazzone-Wong, a forty-six-year-old mother of two and former nurse, is a stroke survivor who’s still learning and doing—with her humor and both feet firmly in reality.  Read more...

Lifetime Achievement

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 02:27
Lisa Brown-Miller constantly breaks the mold. The first time she played hockey at a local rink, she was the only girl on the ice. And in 1998, she was a member of the first U.S.A. women’s Olympic hockey team—not to mention a key player in clinching the gold medal. Lisa is a powerhouse career woman and always working to be the best mom she can be. From Nagano, Japan, to Holland, Michigan, she’s got her eye on the prize.  Read more...

Going All In

Thursday, 16 January 2014 05:48
Is Grand Rapids Public Schools district is a place to learn, to dream, and to feel safe and accomplished? Is it a place where employees love to come to work, and where students want to go to school? Is it a place where parents and students can celebrate agents of change? With Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, it will be. A once frail school district will be mighty again because of the lifelong passion and indestructible determination of Teresa and her purpose-driven dream. Read more...

Second Chances

Monday, 16 December 2013 14:06
Sara Sherry wasn't content settling for an administrative position. She wanted to climb to the top. But Sara's ambitions deterred potential employers, and several interviews and no job later, Sara had enough. She and a college friend launched Mixed Staffing and Recruiting and went about educating employees about the importance of job preparedness in an effort to place women and minorities in the jobs of their dreams.  Sara grew up in a middle-class family and admits she never really had to struggle. But now that her work has put her on the front lines of helping underserved populations obtain work,… Read more...

Cool, Calm, Collected

Monday, 16 December 2013 13:38
  For career woman and mom Monica Verplank, life wasn't always so serene. The former assistant superintendent of instructional services at Grand Haven Public Schools traveled much for her job and spent long hours of educational leadership training. She loved her work, but knew as she started her family that the rigorous course was not conducive to the life she imagined. Several months after her first child was born, Monica left the district and started consulting part time. It was the best of both worlds; she could raise her family and still work with clients, developing curriculum and tapping into… Read more...

 

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